I thought that maybe we could get caught up on some inside jobs, like the monthly cleaning of the ceiling fans, air cleaners etc. But that wasn't to be, as by the time Ray got here at 9.00AM it had stopped raining and the sun was shining.
Ray started to sand the patch for the new clearance light on the Mirage, but it was too wet to sand the Spot Bondo, so we started installing all the license plates.
I wanted my plate holder that says: "Don't laugh, it's paid for", so we took it off the Puddle Jumper, and put it on the Mirage. We added a nut and bolt through the "O" in 'for' so that it wouldn't rattle. Jim had put a longer license plate light on it, so that it will now shine up on the plate and be legal. Except for the covered bottom part of the plate that says 'Lone Star State', but I have never been stopped for it.
The little square plastic holders for the front bumper plate had disintegrated, I know I have some, but couldn't find them, so we used nuts, lock washers and bolts.
We got both plates on the Aerostar. I didn't put my red "Spay & Neuter Your Pet" plate holders on it yet. But I know that I will take them off the truck before it goes to it's new home.
Then I backed the Aerostar up to the rear of Pugsy, my vintage motor home, as it has a very wide door on the back, as well as a regular one on the side. We found out how unclip the seat belts, and unclasp the third back seat out of the Aerostar, so we stored it in Pugsy. We couldn't unlatch the second seat out of the Aerostar at first, as there was a piece of plastic jamming the mechanism, but when we got that out, I wanted to fold it forward to make more cargo space in the back. But it doesn't do like a station wagon, the seat would then be flopping around loose, so we left it in there, but folded the back down, so that I can see to back up. Oh! the trials and tribulations of being height challenged. Which was a good thing as I realized that will be a good seat to strap animal carriers in, with the seat belts.
Ray painted the boards that we had made to go under the seat in the Mirage, and we even wallowed out the holes, but the new bolts will only screw on a couple of threads. I am wondering if they sold me the wrong pitch of metric bolts? So it will mean another trip back to the Nut & Bolt Store.
When we quit for lunch, I could hear the wind rushing, and whistling, through every opening in the house, as I still had the windows open. I hope one of these pines doesn't come down.
When I was doing my Daily Clicks, I came across an article about the US shipping horses, inhumanely, to other lands to be killed, cruelly, I might add, for food. Now, if other folks want to eat horse meat, I can't see that it is any different from eating beef. (Yes, I had a pet cow, I used to sit on her back, and I could never have eaten her.) BUT, there are very strict rules for hauling cattle, and how to humanely kill them here in this country, which are not in place in other nations. Horses have feelings, just like any other animal or bird, and I was appalled that a faithful critter like a horse should be treated so unjustly. If you feel as I do about this, please look at this site and see what you can do, to stop this cruelty:
But there are two sides to the story:
"I think it's important that people realize that when the slaughter is banned in a country those horses which would go to slaughter, don't just disappear. As it has been shown with the example of the US ban, the excess horses must go somewhere and Canada fills that requirement, they are also traveling to Mexico. If Canada bans the slaughter of horses those horses must go somewhere and chances are those horses are going to end up in slaughter houses in other countries where their regulations will not be as strict and will not be as well enforced. The best thing Canada can do would not be to ban slaughter but to ensure that regulations are enforced. It would be in the horse's best interests that they are humanely slaughtered in Canada, opposed to shipping them off to other countries where the travel alone will be more harmful to them, and the regulations at the slaughter houses in other countries will not be as strict. The most humane thing to do would be to slaughter the horses in regulated facilities which are as close as possible to where the horses originate. " Unquote.
So that is enough for today.